Items of Current Interest

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2010-2011 HFA President Nan Higdon Harrison

A Tribute to Former HFA President 

Nan Higdon Harrison 

(January 6, 1939-January 21, 2019) 

By Her Sisters 

Overview, Photos, & Registration Form to view and/or download for our Upcoming 2019 HFA Annual Meeting in Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland, focusing on John & Millicent Higdon 


To the left is a reconstruction of the Brick Chapel of 1667 at St. Mary’s City, Maryland. This Chapel was the only public Catholic house of worship in Maryland Province, until after The American Revolution (The North American Rebellion). Most Catholics in Colonial Maryland worshipped in small chapels inside the larger manor houses of their Catholic nobility. John was 10 years old when this chapel was built the first time. He may well have worshipped here when he was in his twenties, but we have no proof. We do have proof that John was in St. Mary’s City in his twenties when he testified at the trial of Jacob Young. He was the jailor for Jacob Young, an interpreter, and he presented his petition for reimbursement of expenses for the year-long trial at the Upper House of the Maryland Legislature meeting at the Maryland State House. Join us on the exact spot where this happened. Don’t miss this meeting. It’s different. You’ll be glad you attended.

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Four Higdon Family Association 2018 Scholarship Winners from Kentucky and Maryland Chosen

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This coming year, four young people who have received Higdon Family Association scholarship awards will be pursuing degrees at institutions in Kentucky, Florida, and California. They all made good grades and hope one day to have careers in engineering and business. They are Elayne and Thomas Grant Bischoff from Bardstown, Kentucky; Neocles Higdon from Carmichael, California; and Morgan Nicole Leonard from Newburg, Maryland. 


Headline: Higdon’s Store left its mark, an update about Higdons in north Georgia focusing on a country store in Fannin County and on the family of Leonard Dean Higdon (b.1828) and Mary Ann McClure, three of whose sons were postmasters during the 73-year run of the Higdons Store Post Office.

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